julia meltzer and david thorne
julia meltzer and david thorne produce videos, photographs, installations, and published texts. from 1999 to 2003, their projects centered on secrecy, history, and memory. current works focus on language, faith, and the idea of the future.
recent projects have been exhibited at modern art oxford, steve turner contemporary (los angeles), photocairo 4, casino luxembourg, the walraff-richartz museum (köln), argos center for art and media (brussels), the wexner center (columbus, ohio), the 2008 whitney biennial, the 2006 california biennial, akbank sanat gallery (istanbul), apex art (new york), and as part of the hayward gallery’s (london) travelling exhibition program. video work has been screened at homeworks iv (beirut), the international film festival rotterdam, the new york video festival, the margaret mead film festival, and the toronto international film festival, among many others.
julia meltzer is an artist and director of clockshop. her work takes up subjects ranging from the bureaucracy of secrecy to contemporary politics in the middle east. she has taught at hampshire college and uc irvine. she received her ba from brown university and her mfa from rensselaer polytechnic institute. she is a recipient of grants from art matters, the louis comfort tiffany foundation, and the rockefeller media arts fellowship fund. julia was a fulbright fellow in damascus, syria in 2005–6 and is a guggenheim fellow in 2009-10.
david is a 2009 guggenheim fellow, a 2007 recipient of an art matters grant and a louis comfort tiffany foundation biennial award, and a 2004 recipient of a rockefeller media arts fellowship. he completed his mfa in interdisciplinary studio at the university of california, los angeles inin spring 2006 david was a visiting artist at the cooper union in new york city. from 2005–2007 he collaborated with andrea geyer, sharon hayes, ashley hunt, and katya sander on the project “9 scripts from a nation at war” for documenta 12.